Guest Op-ed: From Bruised to Helmets: My Mission to Keep Kids Safe

The following short opinion editorial is by guest writer “Savvy” Rick Brown. You can learn more about him at the bottom of the article. Guest writer opinions and statements are entirely their own and may not necessarily be those of TPN Media.

Not everyone gets a second chance. At 14, I was bullied in school and left for dead in a ditch after my bike brakes were tampered with. No helmet. Just a whole lot of luck that I’m still here today.

That experience changed me. Now, in my adopted home of Thailand, seeing kids zoom around on motorbikes without helmets brings that fear rushing back. I can’t prevent every accident, but I can do my part. That’s why I started giving away high-quality, Thai-made helmets with proper safety certifications – over 120 in the last two months alone!

My goal? 1 million helmets across Thailand. Ambitious? Maybe. But seeing a kid smile with a new helmet on their head and to be protected – that’s priceless.

Want to Help? Here’s How:

  • Check out my videos on social media (@savvyrickbrown)

  • Donate! Every donation buys more helmets (

  • Spread the word! Share this story and help raise awareness.

Together, let’s keep these kids safe and protect the next generation.

Adam Judd
Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN Media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over nine years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: